Guide to Visualisations

JUSP uses Tableau (a 3rd party product) to offer a series of data visualisations that give you a new view of your institution's usage data. The visualisations are intended to complement the main JUSP reports and support reporting, decision making and analysis.

How to access

After logging into JUSP, you will see the portal home for your institution and have access to three report areas: All reports (R5), Journals (R4) and Books and other (R4). There are separate areas for the R4 journal visualisations and R4 books and other visualisations. The visualisations for each can be accessed directly by clicking on the "Visualisations" link under each heading. You can also access the visualisations from the report areas by clicking on the link under the Site Rep in the top right.

A thumbnail and title is shown for each visualisation. Click on the image to view the visualisation for your institution.

Accessing the visualisations

Available visualisations

For journals (R4) there are 20 data visualisations representing journal usage and offers views at both publisher and institutional level. For books and other (R4) there are 16 book, database and platform visualisations, including both summary and title level data. Data visualisations for COUNTER R5 reports are not yet available but will be added during 2019.

The R4 journal visualisations are grouped into themes:

  • Publisher level visualisations
  • Summary and profiling visualisations
  • Title level visualisations

The R4 books and other visualisations are grouped by report type:

  • Book visualisations
  • Database/Platform visualisations

The book visualisations feature individual supplier usage trends by month and top titles for each book report (BR1, BR2 and BR3) with both calendar and academic year versions. For databases there are individual service/database usage trends by month for both calendar and academic year, as well as service usage and access denials by calendar year. All database and platform reports provide the option to select different metric types (record views, result clicks, searches regular, searches federated).

In most cases there are separate calendar and academic year versions and some have sliding date ranges.

Interacting with the visualisations

Each visualisation has a default view, for example it will show a selected publisher/supplier/service and year. You can change these by using the options to the right of the image. The options available depend on what is being visualised, and also which publishers/suppliers/services we have collected data from for your institution.

Where you are comparing years or trends, you can choose which years are displayed by checking and unchecking the boxes on the right, and most visualisations allow you to easily change between the publishers/suppliers/services shown. Some visualisations have the option to change the number of titles or publishers/suppliers/services displayed.

Hovering your mouse pointer over a data point on the visualisation will show you more detail about that data point. For some visualisations you can toggle the figures on and off.

The 'Reset visualisation' button at the top left will restore the visualisation to its initial state.

Showing functionality

Sharing the visualisations

You can export the image by clicking on Export as PNG. This will open the image in a separate tab where you can right-click and save or copy the image. Alternatively, you can use a screen grab tool to capture all or part of the image.

All the visualisations are based on the available data within JUSP. To view the underlying data you will need to run the associated reports in JUSP.

Video demo

This video demo was taken from a webinar on 1st March 2018 -